The Research School 'Cancer Stem cells & Developmental biology' has an organisational structure in place that aims at the highest level of education based on the excellence and expertise present in the participating research groups as well as on feedback from the students enrolled in the Research School.

Prof. Boudewijn Burgering (Programme leader)
Dr. Joost Koedam (coordinator Master's Programme)
Dr. Eric Kalkhoven (coordinator PhD Programme)
Cristina Arpesella (secretariat)

Seminar committee
Dr. Puck Knipscheer (Hubrecht Institute) and
Dr. Mike Boxem (Utrecht University), co-chairs

Dr. Maarten Altelaar (Dept. Chemistry, UU)
Dr. Tobias Dansen (University Medical Center Utrecht)
Dr. Daniele Guardavaccaro (Hubrecht Institute)

Dr. Gijs van Haaften (University Medical Center Utrecht)
Prof. Frank Holstege (Pincess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology)
Dr. Eric Kalkhoven (University Medical Center Utrecht)
Prof. Geert Kops (Hubrecht Institute)
Prof. Susanne Lens (University Medical Center Utrecht)
Prof. Catherine Rabouille (Hubrecht Institute)

Prof. Eva van Rooij (Hubrecht Institute)
Dr. Martijn Gloerich (University Medical Center Utrecht) 

Dr. Jarno Drost (Pincess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology)

Dr. Jan Molenaar (Pincess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology)

Programme committee
Prof.dr. Sander van den Heuvel (Dept. of Biology, UU)
Prof.dr. Edwin Cuppen (University Medical Center Utrecht)
Prof.dr. Jeroen den Hertog (Hubrecht Institute)

Prof.dr. Frank Holstege (Princes Máxima Center for pediatric oncology)

Prof.dr. Madelon Maurice (University Medical Center Utrecht)
Dr. Eric Kalkhoven  (coordinator PhD programme)
Dr. Joost Koedam (coordinator Master's programme)

PhD students committee

Louk Timmer (Hubrecht Institute)

Elvin 't Hart (Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology)

Juri Juksar (Hubercht Institue)

Margit Bleijs (Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology)

Sanne Remmelzwaal (Utrecht University)

Eline ter Steege (UMCU)

Anton Venhuizen (UMCU)


PhD Council GS-LS

The PhD Council GS-LS consists of representative PhD candidates of the programme committees of the 14 PhD programmes. The PhD Council makes up the voice of the PhD candidates and aims to improve the quality of PhD education and the regulations related to their graduation.

The current CS&D-PhD programme representative is Iris Bally


Master students committee


CS&D Master Students Committee